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department's blog, loran baker's favorite bands were from the seventies, styx, even when it was bitterly cold outside, still in the shorts. when we think about elizabeth butler, apparently she got a love of investigation and police work early on. they say perry mason and rock ford files tv shows influenced her and they say he was always excited about following the evidence and uncovering the truth. you think about how these two officers came to police work in such different ways with such different histories, but united within the santa cruz police department and within that brotherhood and sister hood of police officers nationwide. you think about all the people coming together today, to thank them for the work they did. >> safe to say both officers absolutely loved their jobs. butch baker was considered to be one of the best, if not the best investigators in the entire santa cruz police department. elizabeth butler apparently loved to ride roller coasters and hike, and obviously spend a lot of time with her partner, peter woo and their two sons. we saw the pictures mome
of them never meeting detective elizabeth butler and also detective baker, but felt the need to come and pay their respects. >> we're told between five and 6,000 officers from as far away as new york and los angeles and just about every town and county here in california, there's a moment of silence before the service. then there's a number of people that did not know either officer but just wanted to say thank you, remember their lives and thank them for their service today. >> and then, of course, the people closest to the detectives, their families. they're inside the hp pavillion. elizabeth butler had two young children. she was the mother of two, ages 5 and 2. then you have detective baker who was a 28- -year veteran. he had 3 adult children. they're all there now. >> two daughters jillian and ashley. a son who is a community service officer, following in his dad's footsteps. butch baker was 59 years of age. born here in san francisco. fell in love with his wife, kelly. they were in grade school, 10, 11 years old. he was floating the idea o
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call and no response from officers butch baker and elizabeth butler thousands of people said goodbye and thank you to the fallen police officers with a message that they would never be forgotten. santa cruz native who knew them as a security sang. >> we were just a couple of knuckle head guys and suddenly we began old. >> reporter: but laughter turned to tears as the officers children spoke. >> daddy, happy father's day and what a daddy you have been. >> keith would you like to say hi? >> hi. >> reporter: butler's husband spoke about the last promise he made to his wife. >> i promised her that our kids would grow up and be gentle and be giving. i promised that her sons would grow up to be up right, to be gentle, and to be loving. >> and the father and son walked out hand in hand as the caskets were taken out of the arena. it was a moving moment and also moving moments outside of the pavilion. to hear about that let's go to maureen naylor. >> reporter: officers gathered behind me for a fallen salute. after this emotional first of its kind memorial for officers killed on the line of du
officer lauren butch baker. both speaking at a heartbreaking memorial service today. thousands of police officers along with dignitaries and regular folks all paused to pay tribute to those fallen officers. >>> good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. there were tears and even jokes about the two police officers who were shot and killed on duty. we have live coverage of today's service. robert handa and maureen naylor are live. we begin with robert who watched the service alongside them, robert. >> reporter: well, it took some time but the san jose arena here has emptied out. but it will be some time before anyone that was here and in those watches some where else will forget what happened here today. a child leaving a memorial for a mother he will not see again was one of many emotionally wrenching moments that took place today as thousands gathered for a final send off for santa cruz officers baker and butler. >> joaquin would you like to say hi. >> hi. >> reporter: butler's partner peter woo and their son joaquin spoke. >> i whispered to her that i would te
.p. pavilion. thousands gathering for the memorial service for officer sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butter, two santa cruz police officers killed in the line of duty a week and a half ago. law enforcement officers from around the state are gathering. >> we will bring you complete live coverage for the next few hours of the memorial and the procession that has wrapped up. this is video of the 33-mile long procession that stretched two miles with 200 vehicles. it began at the santa cruz boardwalk this morning. >> travel on highway 17 to the h.p. pavilion, people were lined up saluting the fallen officers. we have crews spread out from the south bay to santa cruz. we will continue on, after our news would normally end at 11:30 and stay with the service until it is done. we are always streaming it live if you on abc7news.com. >> good morning on this sad day. >> 51-year-old detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butter were killed in the line of duty. >> abc7 news reporter, cornell reporter sex live in santa cruz, where the procession began
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. sergeant baker and butler are being laid to rest. sergeant baker was getting ready to retire. detective butter worked as a patrol officer and hostage negotiator. -- butler -- detective butler worked as a patrol officer and whose and -- hostage negotiator. >> reporter: you can see they are leading straight to highway 17 and that's where the procession will lead to in santa cruz. you can see the line of cones that have been set up for the several rose of vehicles expected to a -- rows of vehicles expected to arrive in the next few hours and the parking lot is getting prepared for the 200 vehicle expected to take part. they will be escorting family members down to san jose and the hp pavilion and that's the best place for people expected to attend. this mourning process will continue long after today is over. hundreds last night came to pay respects last night and that followed a private viewing for private family members. >> i knew i had to be here tell them goodbye and that they are my heroes. >> i just walked out with an overwhelming feeling of what a terrible waste it was for two great
configuration. this deck c here is on baker's street and they have the lot that goes all the way back here. they have all of this. and so, they have used the wrong sand born maps and given you the wrong information and they are completely inaccurate representations of what is there. first they call out deck a. which is two doors down. and say that somehow it is larger. it certainly is not. and here is the subject site here. and here is what right next door what they have called deck b and here is two doors down, deck a. it is not larger, it does not stick out further. and then, you look at what they have termed deck b which is directly adjacent, that is a fire escape. that is not a deck. this deck here on what they called deck a, is 16 to 18 feet from the rear property line. this fire escape that they have named deck b, is 20 feet from the property line. their existing deck is currently 16 feet from the property line, but, the stairs themselves come right up to the property line about five feet. so also there is and they show the deck c, which is on baker's street. there is actually a shot
their respect for 2 fallen members of the santa cruz police force, sergeant butch baker and elizabeth baker were gunned down to investigation a possible assault. >> the families wanted it at the chapel so everyone can say good-bye. >> i feel so sorry for those officers in there. it's just so terrible and seeing them makes it so real. >> the public viewing began at 3 this afternoon and ends at 8:00 tonight. >>> thousands are expected to attend tomorrow's memorial service for those 2 officers. the crowd, in fact, so charge the service has been moved to san jose. >> lorraine blanco is live. lorraine. >> reporter: the city has already put up tow away signs. the officer memorial will shut down much of the area tomorrow. >> we wouldn't are surprised if we actually packed out the arena. >>> stage is literally being set for thousands to remember and celebrate 2 santa cruz officers; sergeant loren butch baker and elizabeth you butler trying to interview a sexual assault suspect. >> we want everything to go properly and smoothly to honor these officers. >> dozens of officers will participate in the preces
. the two officers were killed in the line of duty last week. detective baker was getting ready to retire after serving 28 years with the police department. detective butler was a ten year veteran who had worked as a patrol officer and hostage negotiator. sal will cover the memorial procession from santa cruz to san jose. we are in san grows -- we start with claudine in santa cruz. >> reporter: we are standing at the start of the procession. the folks told to gather here starting about seven this morning and in the last several minutes we have seen activity. take a look to the side of me. you can see three buses that are lined up along this street. they have the santa cruz police emblem on them and a sign. we assume possibly members of the department will ride these buses down the procession. i want to show you what's happening in this parking lot just near the boardwalk here. you can see motor officers starting to line up their motorcycles. they will stage there and then move to the start of the procession. this procession, ready to leave about 8:45 but everybody was told to gather about
volunteer with the police department and their daughter was the dispatcher on duty when detective baker and butler were gunned down. well hear from them. >> it shows that officers that are sworn to protect us put their lives on the line every moment of every day they are on duty. it is a same we have to lose sergeant baker and detective butler in this way for our community to come together and realize the respect that we must show law enforcement and their officers. >> we definitely want to support not only the santa cruz p.d. but the families of the officers and it is so very, very tragic. >> we have video coming out. >> those folks, their daughter was the dispatcher on duty when this went down in santa cruz last week. we are showing you, as well, officers from all over california, all over the bay area, all over the country, we understand there are honor guards from departments as far away as new york. we have seen people from san francisco, hayward, south bay, monterey. everyone is here. up to 6,000, we told, law enforcement officials. you can see the north entrance here is open. not
,000 people could show up and they knew that which is why they will be keeping it there. butch baker was described as a friend and mentor and great investigator. detective elizabeth butler was well respected, worked as a drug act and hostage negotiator and worked in investigations in her career. both were gunned down last tuesday and their cass -- cass gets will be guarded to the hp pavilion. >> the hope is that we sends these officers off with the honor they deserve and that's what i want this to be about and i want the families to be pleased in the manner in which we have chosen to honor our fallen officers. >> we will have pamela harris, santa cruz county sheriff will be here and leon panetta will also be here because he represented the central coast for many years. law enforcement are also expected. and another santa cruz native, he competed on american idle and he will be singing a song here. we will have much more and coming up in the next half hour. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> jeanine e-make sure you stay here for live team coverage and then the public m
. they are expecting a rush. looking at the programs that are honoring officer sergeant baker and officer butler, they have their pictures up front. beautiful pictures of their families on the back and a little tidbit that we found out inside the program about officer butler, it was 9/11, the experience of having seen that on tv that forced her and her partner, peter, to reassess their lives. that was the moment they decided to move to santa cruz and it was in 2003 that she joined the santa cruz police department. reporting live here outside the hp pavilion, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> that will bring tears to your eyes. bob, thanks so much. in just about 55 minutes from now, the hp will officially play host to thousands of mourners from all over the state as bob mentioned. among those who will speak publicly at today's memorial service are members of the officers' families and the police chiefs of santa cruz and capitola. others include leon panetta and kamala harris. 9 governor jerry brown will attend today's memorial service but he is not expected to speak. also on the agenda, "american
fallen santa cruz police officers. memorial for sergeant lauren baker and detective butler took place at the pavilion in san jose in order to accommodate the large crowd including law enforcement from around the state and beyond. lillian is here now with a look back at the service. lillian. >>reporter: it's been 9 days since sergeant baker and detective butler killed in the line of duty. today a final salute. tv. >> they came from all over the country. thus of officers dignitary friends and family filled the hp pa ville i don't know to honor and celebrate the lives of 2 san jose police officers. 51-year-old sergeant baker and 38-year-old officer butler. >> 2 heroes. 2 friends. taken from us far too soon at the hands of a mad man. >>reporter: the 2 were shot and killed by a sexual assault suspect. making them the first santa cruz police officers to be killed in the line of duty. the flag draped casket surround by pictures of them and their loved ones. butler was a mother of 2 young boys. 5 and two years old touching moment when partner went one her oldest son joaquin weari
of officer baker and butler. good evening. >> as ktvu's rob roth tells us this afternoon's show of support was both overwhelming and heartbreaking. >> reporter: the hp pavilion seemed like the saddest place on earth today. the families of the slain police officers as well as dozens of police officers remembered and said goodbye to detective elizabeth butler and detective butch long baker. >> remembering who they were will help us get through this together. >> reporter: who they were were parents as well as police officers. sergeant butch long had two children. >> you are the very reason i have good in my life. >> reporter: and detective baker had a husband and two children, including joaquin. >> joaquin, you want to say hi. >> hi. >> i whispered to her that i would take care of our boys and make sure they would always know what a great person their mom was. >> reporter: butler and baker were shot to death nine days ago as they attempted to interview jeremy gulei. leon panetta said people often look away instead of helping those prone to violence. >> they drew the line. they were doing the
. >>> a ceremonial end of watch dispatch ends the memorial of officer baker and butler. good evening. >> as ktvu's rob roth tells us this afternoon's show of support was both overwhelming and heartbreaking. >> reporter: the hp pavilion seemed like the saddest place on earth today. the families of the slain police officers as well as dozens of police officers remembered and said goodbye to detective elizabeth butler and detective butch long baker. >> remembering who they were will help us get through this together. >> reporter: who they were were parents as well as police officers. sergeant butch long had two children. >> you are the very reason i have good in my life. >> reporter: and detective baker had a husband and two children, including joaquin. >> joaquin, you want to say hi. >> hi. >> i whispered to her that i would take care of our boys and make sure they would always know what a great person their mom was. >> reporter: butler and baker were shot to death nine days ago as they attempted to interview jeremy gulei. leon panetta said people often look away instead of helping those prone to
account of what happened tuesday. when sergeant baker and detective butler tracked jeremy goulet down inside his home. 3 spoke through a closed screen door for about 10 minutes. >> goulet disappeared from the door and appeared from another location and ambushed or assaulted the officers. >>reporter: goulet shot the officers with his own.45 caliber handgun. it happened so fast baker and butler didn't even have time to run. one of goulet bullet traveled fifth of a mile away. hitting a woman who had just parked her car on stanford avenue. >> is he saw an object in the air and hit her in her hip. didn't break the skin. didn't go through the clothing. >>reporter: woman was about to be interviewed by melissa as babysitter when the bullet swept across the sky. i'm glad it was far enough to not cause any injuries. >> but back on this avenue, police were making their move. goulet took off with guns and car belonging to baker and butler. he even put on sergeant baker body arm or. for some reason goulet drove around the block and tried to return home. roads were closed off. he got out
sheriff gave a minute to minute account of what happened tuesday. when sergeant baker and detective butler tracked jeremy goulet down inside his home. 3 spoke through a closed screen door for about 10 minutes. >> goulet disappeared from the door and appeared from another location and ambushed or assaulted the officers. >>reporter: goulet shot the officers with his own.45 caliber handgun. it happened so fast baker and butler didn't even have time to run. one of goulet bullet traveled fifth of a mile away. hitting a woman who had just parked her car on stanford avenue. >> is he saw an object in the air and hit her in her hip. didn't break the skin. didn't go through the clothing. >>reporter: woman was about to be interviewed by melissa as babysitter when the bullet swept across the sky. i'm glad it was far enough to not cause any injuries. >> but back on this avenue, police were making their move. goulet took off with guns and car belonging to baker and butler. he even put on sergeant baker body arm or. for some reason goulet drove around the block and tried to return home.
sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective butler were at his house to investigate a groping case when he opened fire on them february 26. santa cruz police officer have invited the public to a casket viewing for detective sergeant baker and detective butler those on ocean street in santa cruz. the public memorial for detective butler and detective sergeant baker is tomorrow at the h.p. pavilion. a motorcade procession will proceed. amtrak is offering free travel for law enforcement officers and live coverages begins at 11 a.m., right here on abc7 news. the family an 87-year-old woman who died at a bakersfield nursing home after a nursery fused to perform cpr wanted to die naturally and they are satisfied with the care she received. the death of the woman sparked outrage when the 9-1-1 call was released on the recording. the employee told the dispatcher she was not permitted to perform cpr. the company that operates the home says the employee misinterpreted the guidelines. the employee is on voluntary leave while officials investigate the case. happening now on wall street, stocks continu
cruz police force. >> she was 38 years old and a graduate of uc santa crews. >> 31-year-old butch baker, played with a ten assous investigators. >> he would wear shorts evening on the coldest days. >> he leaves behind daughters and a son. >> former american idol contestant, james durbin sang. he is a santa cruz native. >> durbin sang arms wide open. he knew detective butch baker as a chaperone in school dances when she was growing up. >> those who stayed behind found ways to honor the public servants. >> thousands of people hit the streets of santa cruz for this had morning's police perception. >> i think the community's quite shopped -- precession. as hundreds of vehicles drove past they stood? silence, some tearing up, some absolutes. one woman said her city lost something beyond the detectives. >> innocence, definitely. we've seen it, we've been watching it. it's sad. >> at santa cruz floral, the business of arranging and delivering flowers, we've dona, lot of flowers for our police department and we want to be here for the community. >> something to bring the community together in a
" baker and detective elizabeth butler. both remembered as remarkable, she as her dedication as a mother of two young sons. and detective sergeant butch baker left behind a family, and the childhood sweetheart he married and their three children. he was remembered at a detective's detective. a scholarship fund is set up in honor of the officers. santa cruz businesses have already committed $125,000. if you would like to make a donation we have a link on our website at abc7news.com under "oh see it on tv." >> panetta said the military may have looked the other way in the face of the troubled former social whose killed the two police officers. he was a guest speaker at the memorial. panetta recently left the pentagon and acknowledged the gunman, goulet, may have fallen through the cracks while serving in the military. >> many of their friends, relatives, buddies, superiors, looked the other way. at some point, somebody pays a price. >> goulet shot sergeant baker and detective butler while they tried to interview him. the sexual assault suspect was later killed in a shoot out with police. >
edward baker who is a friend of his. another is a gentleman named john hart. both of these men have similar qualifications, they are all about the same age, all three lawyers, former members of the legislature. similar qualifications. lincoln's first the convention, his county, they are going to nominate delegates to a congressional meeting where the nominee for the whig party will be chosen. you are an ambitious whig in illinois is your only hope to move up, you are not going to be elected governor or get chosen for u.s. senate by the legislature. if you are an upwardly mobile whig in 1843 this was your chance. so lincoln at the county convention, it doesn't go as he planned. at least one of the newspapers reported that if he had hung in into nightfall his supporters would show up later in the day, maybe outnumbering baker's people. as it stands, lincoln ends up at a convention but edward baker, his opponent, lincoln said it was similar to being the guy who gets cut out of a relationship, gets his girlfriend stolen from a man has to stand up. lincoln goes to this district conventio
in their honest. good evening. emotional farewell for sergeant baker and detective butler really a powerful sight as procession reached sap jose. hundreds of officers line the street as huge american flag draped down from 2 fire engine ladders at the entrance to hp about ville i don't know. 2 murdered police officers were eulogy remembered and cried over. abc 7 news reporter wayne begins our coverage in san jose. >> this was the stark vision of reality that greeted mourner in inside hp pavilion today. 2 coffin. honor guard. photo and video of sergeant butch baker and investigative officer elizabeth butler projected above and then 3 hours of heart felt words. >> she was tall. she was soft. fv she was willowy. >> she always gave herself permission to party. she loved to dance. >> elizabeth butler remarkable woman. not only for work as detective but also for her dedication as a mother of 2 young sons. from her partner peter a promise. >> i whispered to her that would i take care of our boys. of and make sure if they would always know what a great person before their mom was. i promise that
a settlement which alleged abuse by a former priest michael baker. two cases where to go to trial sent a judge and attorneys for the alleged victim's that also receive punitive damages. baker met with cardinal roger mahony in 1986 and invest less in two brothers for nearly seven years. hoodies that baker for a psychological treatment but easily but back in a ministry where he molest again. baker was to make them less in what was it 2007. the alleged point of are the batboys brothers. the ones that america is considering a change of policy against allowing openly gay members. not sent out a questionnaire that goes beyond assembly answered all his subjects. among the nine questions, is an acceptable for a discount and a straight out of sheer talent on an overnight camping trip? the survey, centiliters of harrods, and goes by multiple toy's answers written from a totally sensible to totally unacceptable. the boards as the decisions openly gay members will be made at the group's annual meeting in may. >> defense secretary john hagel has decided to review the criteria of a recently created medals h
projects in the neighborhood. both [speaker not understood] the architects of the clubhouse and david baker architects, the architects of the housing are represented here today and they can answer specific questions about design, which i imagine may arise in your discussion. as far as public improvements or public benefit from the project, we are excited to be able to provide a valuable set of streetscape improvements that exceed the standards we believe set by the market octavia and better streets plan as described by mr. guy already, they include street landscaping, lights, [speaker not understood] along the public right-of-way. we are particularly excited about a build out extending east from fulton and goth, along the north side of goth, hopefully an effect not dissimilar from the nice plaza-like field as the jazz center. we think it will be a nice congregating area for the retail and make it more vibrant than otherwise. community support i'll mention again as mr. guy did, there are a number -- we've heard strong endorsements from a number of community groups. we presented three times i
to fallen santa cruz police detectives butch baker and beth butler. the memorial at san jose's h=p pavilion filled with peace officers from across the state, the emotional peak coming as butler's young son wore his mother's police cap while his father delivered a passionate farewell. and justin waldman is live outside of the scene at the service. justine? >> reporter: they came united to honor the slain officers. the emotions inside were carried from outside. right after the memorial service and all of the law enforcement agencies formed a tunnel. and the cars that were carrying the families. hundreds of them were in a salute as the cars drove by. there was also a fly over with one half dozen helicopters. many enforcement up and down california from the bay area and even in neighboring states. here to pay their respects. i spoke with officers including the deputy from the santa cruz. who gave the eulogy about what they thought of the service and how it will forever change them. >> it is a beautiful ceremony and a fitting tribute. i happen to know that he worked for porch in santa cruz to fo
: this afternoon they provided new information on the investigation, saying loren baker and elizabeth butler were not shot as they approached jeremy goulet's house as reported but had been talking with jeremy goulet through a closed door. >> he appeared from another location and ambushed them. >> reporter: a neighbor was questioned by the officers minutes before. >> there was shots and that is -- i thought that -- that they had taken out the bad guy but it turned out the other way. >> reporter: someone who parked near the shoot out counted his blessings. >> this one happened to be -- gone through the back of the van or the rear side of the van and was found in the tool box inside. >> reporter: what are your thoughts about finding it inside your van? >> i am glad it wasn't found inside of me. >> reporter: many plan to go to the memorial. >> yes, i plan to attend. since i was the last person to see them alive. >> reporter: that memorial will be at kaiser arena. robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> hundreds of thoughts, prayers have been posted to our facebook wall. some people had a personal conn
criminal rap sheet. visitors continue bringing flowers to the place where sergeant butch baker and officer elizabeth butler were gunned down on tuesday. >> just know things are not getting easier for any of us that are associated with this department. >> reporter: police say the officer spent less than ten minutes with jeremy goulet, questioning him through a closed door at his apartment about a recent sexual assault allegation. that's when he came out of a side door and ambushed the officers with his gun. >> neither officer was wearing body armor at the time of the incident. however, body armor would not have helped. >> reporter: police say goulet took the officers' guns and unmarked patrol car but later returned to the scene wearing sergeant baker's bulletproof vest. he died in a gunfight. an innocent bystander was grazed at the gun battle. >> this is the slug that came out of the -- actually the middle of the van. this was found in the tool box inside. >> reporter: robert mitchell spent the morning counting the bullet holes on his van from the gun battle. >> the other shot went in the e
loud. >> we also know detective baker and elizabeth butler have been at the property for ten minutes knocking on suspect's door. jeremy talked with the officers for less than two minutes, when he came out this door and began shooting. >> neither officer was wearing body armor at the time of the incident. however, body armor would not have helped. >> half an hour later, he was gunned down. he had taken officer baker's body armor. an army helicopter pilot who was marshaled in hawaii. the charges were dropped. he has done jail time for secretly recording women on video in san diego, portland, and berkeley. the fallen officers were investigating an accusation that could -- tried to sexually assault her. >> the police department, the entire department has been off since yesterday and today. they'll be back on duty tomorrow. the funerals have been set for next thursday at 11:00 a.m. >> is it common for detectives not to wear bullet proof vests and what is the police chief saying about that? >> it helps witnesses open up to them, people don't talk when they see a detective wearing a v
was bearing baker -- wearing baker's bullet proof vest. his van was struck by bullets. >> this one happened to be -- gone through the back of the van or the rear side of the van and was found in the toolbox inside. >> what are your thoughts about finding it inside your van? >> i'm just glad it wasn't found in me. >> go to ktvu.com to hear more what authorities said today. you can also view raw video from the conference today. >>> the campus police chief said the sexual assault that rattled nerves on campus was a hoax. a 21-year-old who was not a student, told officers she'd been raped along a campus foot path. the woman admitted making up the story. they cannot reveal her name. the santa cruzda is looking into possible production. >> now to san francisco where a pedestrian was hit by a late rail vehicle, struck at 19th avenue, just after 3 p.m.. the woman was taken to san francisco general with life threatening injuries. service was restored one hour ago. >> a man is facing murder charges after the stabbing of another man this afternoon. police say there was some sort of an altercation betw
of butler and baker. >> they showed their support. >> repaid them for what they did. and then to honor us. and to honor us the way they did this morning. >> that was pretty special. >> several members of the community. and they made it a point to greet the officers as they came back to work. >> it is all about the officers to support them and let them know that we love them. and our hearts are just with them this morning. >> baker and butler were shot and killed while they were investigating a sexual assault case. they had been interviewing. jeremy goulet, when he suddenly opened fire. when police tracked him down, he shot at them and killed them. the traumatic loss of the day is is weighing heavily on them. the support from the come humanity has helped them greatly. >> -- it has bolstered us and sustained us true the difficult time. they know that and feel that. and in a lot of ways. this is good for us to get back to work. >> reporter: the memorial for the officers will be held at kaiser permanente at 11:00 a.m. the overflow facility will be the civic auditorium and police think they m
their officers after an incredibly painful week. memorial plans are now set if sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butler. abc7 news reporter is live at the santa cruz police department with the latest. cornell? >> as of 8:00 this morning, santa cruz police officers are back on the street. you better believe, many in the community are happy to have them back on patrol after losing two officers in the line of duty this week. this memorial tribute to them continues to grow. santa cruz police officers returned to the streets this morning in a convoy as santa cruz county deputies stood at attention. they were patrolling on behalf of officers during their time of mourning for two disks killed in the line of future. an emotional man came. >> i wanted to come back and support the officers. this is a difficult job they do. first thing i wanted to see them off and let them know we love them and we support them. >> it felt good. really good. it was the honorary passing of the guards. >> another officer thanked the deputies for protecting the city. the first call was a broken traffic
the events that lead to jeremy opening fire on baker and butler. they are looking for teresa johnson. she is not a suspect, but they want to talk to her. she may have associated with goulet in the last few weeks. teresa johnson may go by teresa lamb. they believe she is homeless and anyone who may know her will have her contact the san thank you cruz sheriff's department. abc7 news. >> thank you. a scholarship fund has been established in honor of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. businesses committed $125,000 to the fund. if you would like to make a donation go to abc7 news and click on see it on tv. you will find it at the top of our home page. >>> new at 11:00, it happened. president obama signed an order authorizing $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. the cuts have a wide ranging affect in california too. unemployment could be cut. the children may be eliminated from certain programs. school officials are trying to meet a march 15th deadline when the layoff notices anticipate less money next year. >> more layoffs than there would have been because of the see --
from intervention to cope with last week's tragedy. detective sergeant loran "butch: baker and elizabeth butler were shot and killed last tuesday. one counselor said the community is so small many people were just one or two degrees of separation from the victims. a touching gift was found at the memorial. a burn he will heart medal with a note saying the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. then you have the other spectrum. this man allegedly arrested for stealing flowers from the memorial. 53-year-old kenneth moffet has been charged with vandalism and public intoxication. a memorial for detective butler and detective sergeant baker will be held thursday at noon at hp pavilion in san jose. it had to be moved from santa cruz to san jose to accommodate the expected large crowd. >> new this morning the private rocket space x dragon is now locked to the international space station with its cargo that includes experiments designed by bay area high-schoolers. the privately-owned rocket arrived a day later than planned. that is great news for stude
for santa cruz police officers following tuesday's killing of sergeant bush baker and detective elizabeth butler. >>> new information tonight on why the man who killed the officers didn't have his name in the criminal records. federal law prevents people in prison for more than a year for owning a gun. he was sentenced for two consecutive one-year, so wasn't in the. >>> the high school team suited up to play a tribute game. it was organized by the team's coach and sergeant baker's former partner. when you look at this, with the flowers and the police department memorial, someone pinned a purple heart to a teddy bear. police received an anonymous nose, the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty when one loses their life in the protection of others and the greater good. i know you will understand, end quote. >>> an update to a story we brought you at 6:00, 1115 firearms are off the street thanks to a new gun buy-back program. today's event was the largest cash-funded buyback in santa clair county history. it offered between $100 tore $200 a gun, depending on the
condolences and worlds of support on a facebook page created in the memory of loren baker and elizabeth butler. they were killed on duty tuesday. officers killed the suspect, jeremy goulet, and a shootout a short time later. businesses in the area are showing support for the police department. one restaurant is offering officers three meals and -- free meals. >> hundreds of abc viewers have been sending condolences on our face book page. >> a memorial for detective butler and domestic-sergeant baker will be held thursday at noon at hp pavilion in san jose. a large crowd is expected. >> man died today during the world famous escape from alcatraz triathlon in san franciscoment the 46-year-old man from texas suffered what they call a massive cardiac event during the swim portion of the race. that's the first part of the race which begins on al alcatra. our we caught the first three runners over the finish line. >>> a man severely burn in a house fire has died from his injuries. the 34-year-old, troy vocle, suffered second and third degree burns on his body. he died at the burn center. the fire st
to react, and now there is a growing memorial in santa cruz honoring sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. but one item in particular left behind by a mourner has really caught the department's attention. mixed in with the flowers, candles, and pick checks, someone pinned a purple heart medal to a teddy bear. police received an anonymous note explaining, quote, the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. when one loses their life for the protection of others and the greater good. i know you will understand. quite a contrast from what this man is accused of doing at the same memorial, stealing flowers from the memorial. 53-year-old kenneth maffei is charged with vandalism to a law enforcement memorial and public intoxication. this happened on friday, the first day back on the job for santa cruz police officers following tuesday's killing of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. >>> and tragic news this evening from the annual escape from alcatraz triathlon in san francisco. this morning, we know it's grueling, but this morning a
mates he was moving out. police say sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butter were at his house to investigate a groping case and he opened fire on them february 26. a public viewing of the caskets is held today at the santa cruz funeral home on ocean street from 3:00 to 8:00. the public memorial for detective butler and detective sergeant baker is held tomorrow moved to the h.p. pavilion in san jose to accommodate a larger crowd. a motorcade from santa cruz will precede the memorial. our live coverage begins here at 11 a.m. >> a suspected carjacker who was shot by san francisco police last night is expected to survive. the shooting happened after a chase through the bayview district. the driver of a stolen bmw was cornered. police say he backed into an officer trying to arrest him. >> the officer was knocked to the ground. the bmw re-positioned itself and about to go forward and the officer was vulnerable and could have been seriously injured or killed. two brother officers fired at the bmw striking the driver one time. >> he says that the bmw was stolen the day be
lawyeren butch baker and detective elizabeth baker shot to death last tuesday. people waited for the chapel doors to open to say goodbye to officers. >> everywhere i go, i can just feel the sense of sad nets. -- sadness. we just need to get our community back. >> the viewing will be held until 8:00 tonight, then, tomorrow, 17,000 people are expected at a memorial service for the detectives at noon at hp pa vil yichblt a motorcade will proceedeed the memorial in the morning at the beach board walk heading north. the mile-longym motorcade will travel south on highway 85. >> people planning to aattend the service. city offering bus vouchers available to those with no other way to the service. cal train offering free service to the memorial for all members of law enforcement. there is a stop right acrossç the street from hp pavilion. our live coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. live here on awc 7 news and on abc 7 news.com we'll be streaming it there for you. for more information another z.other details on how to watch the memorial service go to our web site. abc 7 news.com. click on see it on tv.
. >>> thousands will give a last tribute to two officers. butch baker and elizabeth butler were shot during a sexual assault investigation. leslie brinkley is live at hp pavilion where tomorrow's memorial will be held. >> tomorrow at noon, thousands are going to fill hp paw vol yen and perhaps to capacity of 18,000 to honor two officers who died in the line of duty. these flag-draped caskets were made available for those who wanted to pay their final respects to sergeant bush baker and officer elizabeth butler. both were gunned down on february 2 sickth as they will toed -- february 26th as they followed leads in an abuse case. >> this is the first time here that our local officers are and it is a terrible thing. >> i am here to pay my respects. i think due to santa cruz county, it is a good thing that people will come down and support the police officers. >> it is a big loss for our community and i am just -- everywhere i go i can just feel the sense of sadness. we need to get our community back. >> hundred brought flowers or signed the book of condolence in lieu of following the processio
to the hospital. in the very first person that visited that defense attorney was butch baker. asking him... are you okay? is there anything i can do for you? >> as one police officer said to me beforehand there have been too many of these events recently. everyone of them seems to add a heavier load to the one before that. by now, he says it's a very heavy weight. >> tributes began before memorials started at hp pavilion. hundreds of people lined highway 17 to watch the procession of 200 car goes by. firefighters from watsonville were there to salute the motorcade. it was quite a sight. hundreds lined the streets as a flag draped down at the entrance of hp pavilion. >> law enforcement came from ash the state to the memorial. laura anthony joins with us more on that. laura? >> people began lining up before the motorcade arrived here this morning. many of them were from law enforcement community well aware that they, too, put their lives on the line every day. thousands of police officers from as far as nork po nork and maryland converged on hp pavilion wearing black bands on badges. ones
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